Contains:  NGC 6530, M 8, Lagoon nebula, Hourglass nebula, NGC 6523, NGC 6526, The star 9Sgr, The star 7Sgr
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Messier 8 - The Lagoon Nebula HOO, 


            Paul Borchardt
Messier 8 - The Lagoon Nebula HOO

Messier 8 - The Lagoon Nebula HOO

Technical card

Resolution: 4500x2999

Dates:Aug. 12, 2018Aug. 30, 2018

Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25": 26x300" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik Oiii 6nm 1.25": 29x300" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.6 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 9.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 43.34% job: 2358271

RA center: 271.072 degrees

DEC center: -24.315 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.284 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.331 degrees

Field radius: 0.964 degrees

Locations: Milwaukee Astronomical Society's Observatory, New Berlin, Wisconsin, United States

Data source: Backyard


One of the first objects I imaged after purchasing my Stellarvue SVQ100 last summer. I reprocessed it now and think I brought out more nebulosity and got it a little sharper. I plan on acquiring the SII data in the late spring next year.



Paul Borchardt
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Messier 8 - The Lagoon Nebula HOO, 


            Paul Borchardt

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